Rates – Periodicals
Updated January 2001
This Customer Support Ruling
discusses the standards for mailing both subscriber and nonsubscriber
copies at the In-County rates of postage.
Domestic Mail Manual
(DMM) 707.11.3, provides that In-County rates apply to subscribers'
copies of any issue of a Periodicals publication (except a requester
publication) when they are entered within the county of publication
for delivery to addresses within that county if either of the
following conditions is met:
total paid circulation of such issue is less than 10,000 copies.
number of copies of such issue distributed within the county of
publication is at least one more than 50% of the paid circulation of
DMM 707.11.3.3 prescribes that
during a calendar year, the total number of nonsubscribers copies
mailed at the In-County rates may not exceed 10 percent of the
number of subscribers' copies of the publication mailed at the
A post office which is located in
county "A" has a route that extends into county "B". An original
Periodicals entry has been authorized for a general publication in
the city served by the post office. All subscribers' copies which
are mailed at that post office and which are addressed for delivery
within county "A" are subject to the In-County Periodicals rates
provided that there is compliance with the provisions of DMM
707.11.3.1. However, all subscribers' copies which are addressed
for delivery in county "B" are subject to the outside-of-county
Periodicals rates. The fact that the copies addressed for delivery
in county "B" are delivered by carriers whose routes emanate from a
post office in county "A" has no bearing on this determination.
Anita J. Bizzotto
United States Postal Service
Washington DC 20260-3436